Estelle Carson was named “Democrat of the Year” while she was under investigation for stealing from a partially blind, developmentally disabled 71 year-old woman with cerebral palsy.
The “Democrat of the Year” faces up to nine years in prison.
She was a shoo-in for the award.
CBS Denver reported:
The woman named “Democrat of The Year” this year by the Jefferson County Democratic Party has been convicted of felony theft by a Jefferson County jury for stealing from a developmentally disabled 71-year-old woman.
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“The jury did right,” said Cindy Maxwell, an advocate for the victim.
On Thursday, a jury convicted 66-year-old Estelle Carson of felony identify theft and felony theft from an at risk adult for stealing checks from the woman and using them to pay her own cable, cell phone and internet bills.
The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. She is on a fixed income of $596 per month according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.
Hat Tip Dave G.